Bellator 205 has a new headliner, as John Teixeira replaces former champion Pat Curran against A.J. McKee in Boise, Idaho, on Sept. 21, sources confirmed to MMA Fighting following a report by MMA Junkie.
Undefeated McKee built a perfect 11-0 record competing inside the Bellator cage since his professional MMA debut in 2015, finishing seven of his opponents but knockout or submission.
Teixeira (21-3-2), who lost a decision to Curran last October, looks to get back on track after having a nine-fight winning streak snapped by Daniel Weichel and Curran. “Macapa” currently holds a 4-2 record under the Bellator banner.
Bellator 205 will take place at the CenturyLink Arena and air live on Paramount. The main card is completed by Rafael Lovato Jr. vs. John Salter, Patricky Freire vs. Roger Huerta and Veta Arteaga vs. Denise Kielholtz.